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Poster: huntr Date: Jul 8, 2012 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Good looking show

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Poster: CHARLIEPHOGG Date: Jul 8, 2012 9:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Have been to Philadelphia and it is a very nice city.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 9, 2012 4:42am
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It's many, many times nicer now than it was when I moved here in 1986, when it was commonly referred to as "Filthadelphia." The trash does get picked up, and the police have gradually shed their "Beat the suspect first, ask questions later" reputation that they had for many years. But we've still got plenty of problems. I love Philadelphia and consider myself a Philadelphian though I did not move here till I was an adult.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 9, 2012 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I grew up in Wilmington and we spent a lot of time in Philly tracking down the "best" cheesesteaks and hole in the wall restaurants and taking in blues and jazz shows whenever we could.

Have vivid memories of Frank Rizzo and the iron hand he ruled with. Been to Phillies games at Connie Mack Stadium, the Vet and Cit Bank. I remember a mounted Philly cop literall riding over the top of some loudmouthed woman who was jaywalking across Broad after one of the games. He told her to get in the crosswalk, she said no, he rode over top of her with his horse, she got back in the crosswalk a little worse for wear.

I also saw Philly cops open the barricades just after the start of the Philadelphia Distance Run ING Half Marathon a couple of years ago to let in at least 200 homeless folks who had gathered, to the pre-race staging area for free sandwiches, bananas, oranges, apples, bagels and water.

I suppose all big citys have problems and I myself despise them. the only two "big cities" I like at all are Philly and San Fran.

New York, Chicago, LA, San Diego? You can have 'em. If it was up to me I'd bulldoze them over and plant tomatoes and hot peppers and make salsa.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 10, 2012 5:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I love New York, but I rarely get to go there anymore, since my hubby works there he doesn't have any desire to go there when he's "off."

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Poster: mklsgl Date: Jul 9, 2012 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Native Philadelphian here. Moved to the burbs when I was 6. At 17 (1982), I moved back to the city (Queen Village--Front/Catherine) and stayed until the chain stores took over South Street (mid-90s).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 10, 2012 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Yeah, that was when there stopped being any point to going to South Street. Now the same thing has happened to Main Street in Manayunk (where we live).